Yoho Fall Clean-up

Yoho Fall Clean-up

As in past years there will be a clean-up ‘party’ at Yoho on the afternoon of November 11th, from 1 to 4 pm. There are a variety of chores big and small that need to be done in preparation for the winter season, including:

  • picnic table stacking
  • firewood gathering
  • interior cleaning
  • water line storage
  • clean-up at the Miller
  • tidying-up at the Jensen.

If anyone can bring a chain saw and/or wood splitter we can put those to good use.

All participants will have an opportunity to enter their group for a free stay at Yoho. If you and/or others from your group can lend a hand it will be most appreciated. If you have any questions, please give me a shout.

John Boyne

Co-op Supports Scouts

Co-op Supports Scouts

The Fredericton Co-op recently donated proceeds from their 50/50 draw to help support the Scouting program in the Fredericton area.

Presenting the cheque is from left to right Paul King, General Manager, Barry Hatt Board member and chair of the Community Fund Committee, John Boyne, Rivorton Scouts and John Denning, president of the Co-op Board of Directors.
Bring a Friend!

Bring a Friend!

Scouting Bring a Friend Event

Everyone is invited to join local Scouting groups for an evening of fun, food and adventure at Killarney Lake on May 8th (Rain Date – May 9th) from 6pm-8:30pm.

This event is being hosted by the Rivorton Scouting Area, which is the umbrella organization of the many Scouting Groups in Fredericton and surrounding areas.

Join us for such things as:

  • Zipline
  • Kubkar Races
  • Scouting Skill Challenges
  • Slackline walking
  • Crafts
  • Cake and s’mores!

There is no cost and all children accompanied by a parent/guardian are welcome to come and enjoy the event.  See you at Killarney Lake!!

Scout Tree Pick-Up

Scout Tree Pick-Up

Help support your local Scout group by getting them to pick up your tree on either December 29th or January 5th.

What is the Scouts Christmas Tree Pick-up?
After the holidays, Fredericton area Scout groups will come and pick up your Christmas tree and properly dispose of it for recycling. All we ask for in exchange is a donation (minimum $5) to help support our Scouts for the next year.

How does it work?
Simply go to ScoutTreePickup.ca and fill out the pick-up request form, or call 454-TREE. The night before the specified date just take your tree out to the curb and we’ll be by in the morning to pick it up!

How do I give my donation?
Most people leave their donation in an envelope attached to the tree or in their mailbox. If you’d like, we can come to your door. Please specify where we can find your donation in the signup form.

Operation Snowball 2019

Operation Snowball 2019

The annual Rivorton Area Operation Snowball is being held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 1pm to 4:30pm at the Yoho Scout Reserve. All Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts are invited to come out to this fantastic event! We will have events like sliding, snowshoeing, fire lighting, and lots of other fun events!

Beaver Scouts Operation Snowball
The Beaver Scouts will be down in the main lodge area. Each group attending must be willing to run an activity. The activity needs to be about 20 minutes in length. In the past we have had snowshoeing, snow painting, cookie baking in an outdoor oven, sliding, fire lighting, toboggan pulling, curling, bowling, etc.

Cub Scouts Operation Snowball
The Cub Scouts will be up in the G.L. Miller area. Each group attending must be willing to run an activity. The activity needs to be about 20 minutes in length. Some past activities groups have been snowshoe races, building a toboggan races, fire lighting, etc.

Mug Up
Each group is to come self-contained and provide your own group snacks. Hot chocolate will be provided and it will be served at the main lodge area for the Beaver Scouts, and at the campfire circle at the G.L. Miller for the Cub Scouts.

There will be a small $5 cost for the crest (ordered after the event), hot chocolate and incidentals.

Spread the word with your fellow Scouters, and please plan on attending this event. You can register using the form below.

Registration Form

Group Name (required)

Group Contact (required)

Email (required)

Section (required) Beaver ScoutsCub ScoutsOffer of Service

# Youth (required)

# Scouters (required)

# Crests (required)

Group Activity (required)

Additional Information (allergies, etc.)

Yoho Clean-Up

Yoho Clean-Up

Building on our great clean-up afternoon from last year, I am hoping that I can count on you again to help with a general clean-up at Yoho after the Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Our main priorities will be kitchen cleaning, wood piling at the main lodge and Jensen, removal of the docks, moving picnic tables and assorted repairs and tidying-up.

We will aim to get started around 1pm on November 11th and finish up by 4:30.

I will lay in some cleaning supplies, but please bring buckets, rags, gloves, etc., if you have them.  If any one can bring along a chainsaw (or two), we can certainly put it to good use clearing out a number of downed or likely to be downed trees.

As with last year, everyone who attends can put their name into the hat for a draw for a free weekend stay.

Thanks in advance for your support.

John Boyne
Yoho Management Committee

Service Team Meeting

Service Team Meeting


  • Approval of Minutes and Agenda
  • Action Items from previous minutes
  • Service Team updates:
    • Area Commissioner
    • Recognition
    • Kub Kar Report
    • Area Financial Report
  • Rivorton Area Road Map
  • Round Table
  • Next meeting date (end of September)

People outside of the Fredericton Area are welcome to connect via teleconference:

1-866-219-8638 Toll Free (Canada & USA)
Participant Access code: 5158585 #